Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 180,245; Deaths: 1,232

Posted: 
04/22/16
Themes: 
Humanitarian Emergencies, Missing Migrants

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 180,245 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 20 April.

Latest fatalities stand at 1,232, including nearly 500 believed to have died off Libya earlier this month. Reports first surfaced on Monday (18 April) of the deaths of several hundred migrants – believed to be mainly from the Horn of Africa. A definitive account of the tragedy has yet to be confirmed.

1 Jan – 20 April 2016

1 Jan – 30 April 2015

Country

Arrivals

Deaths

Arrivals

Deaths

Greece

154,227

376 (Eastern Med route)

22,408

31 (Eastern Med Route)

Cyprus

28

269 (Jan-Dec 2015)

Italy

24,927

851 (Central Med route)

26,228

1,687 (Central Med route)

Spain

1,063

5 (Western Med and Western African routes)

3,845 (Jan-Dec 2015)

15 (Western Med and Western African routes)

Estimated Total

180,245

1,232

52,750

1,733

*As of 29 February 2016

Arrivals

Total 2014

Total 2015

1 January – 20 April 2016

Greece

34,442

853,650

154,227

Italy

170,100

153,842

24,927

IOM Rome reported Thursday that 237 migrants arrived in Augusta after being rescued in the Mediterranean on 16 April. IOM Italy spokesperson Flavio Di Giacomo said they described taking a six-day voyage that began in Egypt. Their countries of origin included Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia and the Comoro Islands.

IOM estimates that some 25,586 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy by sea between 1 January and 21 April 2016. Of these, 6,200 arrived during the first two weeks of April. According to the Italian Ministry of Interior, 16,065 migrants arrived in Italy in the whole of April 2015.

 

Meanwhile IOM Athens staff this week interviewed 41 migrants (34 men, 3 women, 3 children and 1 infant) in the Greek port of Kalamata, who survived the deadly shipwreck now under investigation, in which 500 people may have died.

 

IOM notes that unofficial data for arrivals in Greece in recent days are again ticking up. Through the first 100 days of this year, arrivals by sea in Greece averaged close to 1,500 migrants and refugees daily. For the past two weeks, arrivals had dropped to an average of 100 per day. Since Saturday (16/4), however, the daily average has risen to just over 150 (See charts below).

March 2016 Daily Arrivals to Greece April 16 Daily Arrivals to Greece
1-Mar-16 609 1-Apr-16 555
2-Mar-16 2,162 2-Apr-16 216
3-Mar-16 2,035 3-Apr-16 262
4-Mar-16 799 4-Apr-16 225
5-Mar-16 770 5-Apr-16 -
6-Mar-16 2,424 6-Apr-16 99
7-Mar-16 742 7-Apr-16 172
8-Mar-16 1,459 8-Apr-16 116
9-Mar-16 3,112 9-Apr-16 59
10-Mar-16 384 10-Apr-16 -
11-Mar-16 232 11-Apr-16 80
12-Mar-16 2,601 12-Apr-16 98
13-Mar-16 1,395 13-Apr-16 28
14-Mar-16 484 14-Apr-16 106
15-Mar-16 115 15-Apr-16 0
16-Mar-16 82 16-Apr-16 155
17-Mar-16 263 17-Apr-16 86
18-Mar-16 1,431 18-Apr-16 129
19-Mar-16 926 19-Apr-16 197
20-Mar-16 931 20-Apr-16 192
21-Mar-16 1,144 21-Apr-16  
22-Mar-16 200 22-Apr-16  
3-Mar-16 344 23-Apr-16  
24-Mar-16 83 24-Apr-16  
25-Mar-16 177 25-Apr-16  
26-Mar-16 5 26-Apr-16  
27-Mar-16 144 27-Apr-16  
28-Mar-16 147 28-Apr-16  
29-Mar-16 741 29-Apr-16  
30-Mar-16 281 30-Apr-16  
31-Mar-16 401    
 

 

For the latest Mediterranean Update infographic please go to:
http://missingmigrants.iom.int/sites/default/files/Mediterranean_Update_22_April_2016_0.pdf

 

For latest arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean,please visit: http://migration.iom.int/europe 
Learn more about Missing Migrants Project at: http://missingmigrants.iom.int

For further information please contact IOM Greece. Daniel Esdras, Tel: +30 210 9912174, Email:  iomathens@iom.int or Kelly Namia, Tel: +302109919040, +302109912174, Email: knamia@iom.int
Or Abby Dwommoh at IOM Turkey, Tel: +903124551202, Email: adwommoh@iom.int.
Or Flavio Di Giacomo at IOM Italy, Tel: +39 347 089 8996, Email: fdigiacomo@iom.int or flaviodigiacomo@gmail.com
Or IOM Geneva, Leonard Doyle, Tel: +41-792857123, Email: ldoyle@iom.intor Joel Millman, Tel: + 41 79 103 87 20, Email: jmillman@iom.int